Update from Ivinghoe Old School Community Hub (Jan 20)

Belated ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020’ to you all out there in our community, and following on from our very delightful pre-Christmas Wintry Marketing sparkly evening last November – thankyou to all those who came to buy your original Christmas presents and through this support our Community Hub, saved by we ordinary villagers to support the wider community. May we all have many happy 2020 gatherings together throughout the colder first months; Spring Market and Easter egg Hunts, then on through the basking summer to follow with its own Summery Market on the Cafes Birthday in mid-June; and then on into the Autumn with its inevitable harvests celebrating its Hub and Town Hall Veggie Show on our Autumn Market day, showing off all your own Flowers, Veggies, Crafts and Produce; then later preparing for Midwinter again. We the volunteer trustees are hoping that your own New Year’s resolutions include supporting all the community run offerings in the neighbourhood which depend on that support and were created for your own and everyone’s wellbeing whilst living in this rural community. Your own positive support is the key ingredient otherwise we all disappear, sadly! Our Hub hall bookings welcome your use for parties, wakes, meetings, teaching and learning spaces in a variety of subjects like Crafts and Music and fitness translated into several exercising classes throughout the week. The rental for this whole Hub hall space at £12 first hour, then £10 for each hour after or for a screened off half Hub Hall space its £9 for the first hour and £7 each following hour. This rental fee pays for all our replacement furniture, Computer and Café Kitchen equipment, structural replacements, re-decoration and volunteer DIY, whilst the Café tenants rent pays our utilities. Volunteers are always welcome to offer their own donated time, to work alongside the Trustee voluntary crew in undertaking this DIY on your behalf. We are looking to find community volunteers to work alongside us to make our lovely independent Community Hub sustainable well into the future so please contact us if you are active and generous with a wee bit of spare time! To start the year 2020 Quizzes in the Café are planned we hear, and we the Hub Volunteer trustee back room crew plan, a lively pancake flipping Shrove Tuesday and a loving Valentine Day whereat love for our neighbours, friends, family, pets and each other is celebrated all day 14th February. By the end of February the expensive replacement of all our original 1867 ancient and now battered and shredded well used and loved floorboards will have been replaced by strong but suitably matching aged boards all paid for by a Grant which we had won! Please come down and fill the Hub with love and laughter, living up to what we as a community saved the building for! ivinghoeoldschoolcommunityhub@btconnect.cm Ivinghoe Old School Hub Facebook page; Website Ivinghoe Old School.com Thanks Carol Tarrant Chair of Hub.